Trump: ‘I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be’ – TheHill

John McCain was the man that the current occupant of the White House could never be. Whenever he sees John McKay and John McCain’s legacy it must infuriate him. Trump is a coward. He used his dad’s influence to get him out of the Vietnam War. I am the only child of two parents who lost a child before I was born but there was no discussion as to whether or not I would go to Vietnam. Luckily my draft number was very high and I was never called. That does not negate the fact that Trump used fake medical documents to get out of serving his country. When John McCain was captured because his father was a rear admiral the North Vietnamese offer to let him go. He said not without his men and the North Vietnamese tortured him for five years before he was eventually released. I remember the day he was released.

When a woman came up to John McCain in his run for president against President Obama and she said that President Obama was an Arab and a non-believer he rebuked her and I’m sure that it lost him votes with the trumper’s of the world.

But the thing that annoys the orange nightmare in the White House is the thumbs down that he gave when he allowed the affordable Care act to live.

In McCain Trump sees everything he never has been or will ever be. People may act like they love him but do they? how can you love someone who doesn’t love themselves?

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Like all dictators or dictator wannabes Trump wears military garb even if it makes him look ridiculous. Next he’ll be wearing camo.

Democrats Ask FBI To Investigate Pro-Trump Former Owner Of Massage Parlors – NPR

Li “Cindy” Yang and Donald J Trump, two peas in a pod. Scam artists United. One created a minor Empire with massage parlors across southern Florida the other created a minor Empire with fake real estate investments. One became president the other one sells access to that president. I think if the owner of the New England Patriots, Kraft, had not been arrested big one upper Paradise of Asia massage parlors perhaps this story would have never made the news.

Unfortunately for Trump and her it happened. Granted she doesn’t own the massage parlors anymore but the stain spreads very quickly.

I guess in 2016 Trump like saying that he was going to drain the swamp. He also said he was going to hire the best people. He doesn’t say that much any more does he? He truly has brought the best people to government, the best fraud artists, the best grifters, the best scam artist, truly has created a whole new swamp well systematically destroying our government and the environment where we all live.

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Li “Cindy” Yang and Donald J Trump. Two scam artists posing together

Trump’s impeachment doesn’t have to wait. The Founding Fathers never wanted it to be an insurmountable hurdle – George Conway via NBC Think

I am of two minds about impeachment.

I can see George Conway’s point and yes Donald J Trump has done more than commit high crimes and misdemeanors while in office and deserve to be removed from his role as president of the United States.

I can see Nancy pelosi’s point of view here also. We are only 598 days away from the election. Even if we were to start impeachment proceedings immediately, which as we all know Congress doesn’t work that way, it would be starting very close to the actual campaign and election. And what better argument to Rally his supporters is that the orange nightmare going on TV and saying that he’s being persecuted.

We are at a quandary here. I still believe that what I have liked to call impeachment light which will be a series of high profile testimonies in front of congress with the public looking on. The ratings for the Michael Cohen testimonies should tell you something about how the American people will be glued to their various forms of media.

Hell yes he should be impeached but I think our best move is to get him out of office through the electoral process and then making sure that he is prosecuted for all of the things that he has done including getting in bed with the enemy.

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Era of Big NASA Space Telescopes May Be Ending – Space.com

This is pure speculation on my part. But after seeing the response to the dragon capsule docking with the space station one could see why Russia would want us back out of the space business.

These telescopes are opening up our universe for us and the present occupant of the White House would rather give trillions of dollars in tax cuts then keep us at the forefront of science. Shame on him.

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For the second year in a row, the White House’s federal budget proposal axes NASA’s WFIRST space telescope. Congress saved the mission in 2018; will that happen again?
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Sanders Institute shutting down amid criticism – TheHill

First I want to make sure that we understand here that the Clinton foundation was a philanthropic organization that did gobs of Wonder across the world. Curing malaria, looking for an end to the AIDS epidemic, Ebola, hunger and the list goes on and on. On the other hand a think tank, like the one Sanders and his family ran, is what I call a place for mental masturbation.

So please no false equivalencies between what Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have as foundations and what the clintons created for good.

Let’s get the scorecard ready:

Releases their tax returns

Trump no

Sanders no

Don’t pay their campaign staff equally with gender bias

Trump yes

Sanders yes

Events have almost no African American or people of color In their audience

Trump yes

Sanders yes

Have a penchant and love for Russia and everything Russian

Trump yes

Sanders yes

So let me get this straight, we’ve already made the mistake once with Trump are we really willing to make the same mistake again with Sanders?

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How Congress could tackle cases like Jared Kushner’s college admissions – POLITICO

I want to make it clear that I’m not picking on Harvard. Harvard was not part of this week’s admission scandal. That being said how Harvard dealt with Jared kushner’s acceptance is another question.

Jared Kushner’s father was convicted of multiple counts of felonies and went to prison for it. When his son wanted to go to Harvard so the elder Kushner gave Harvard a 2.5 million dollar gift which seems to have assured both of the Kushner Suns their opportunity to go to Harvard even though in Jared’s case he was well below the standards for Harvard.

I understand that parents want the best for their kids. I understand that parents may even be willing to cheat others to get the best for their kids. That doesn’t make it right and it’s not the way it should be.

Whether or not Congress has it in it to make reforms that will impact future applicants will be seen. I hope they have it but I believe that the giant endowments that the schools have have much sway on whether or not any new legislation with any teeth will be passed by either a Republican or Democraticaly lead Congress. And we should not forget about loyalty to one’s alma mater.

I wonder what skeletons are in the academic transcripts for Donald Trump, Donald Trump jr. and Eric Trump.

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“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg: 2020 primary star of the week – Slate Magazine

As a member of the lgbtqi community I was intrigued by Peter Buttigieg’s presidential run early on. so I started following him closely. I saw posts by influential gays like David mixner on Instagram praising him. I saw snippets of interviews with him and he seemed quite credible. And then I got to watch the town hall meeting that made him look like a star. he had a grasp of the issues that the present occupant of the White House would only wish to have even with all of the presidential briefings. He has boots on the ground experience and two terms of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a Rhodes scholar, went to Harvard and as a lot of people like to say just happens to have a husband.

in 2004 I had a viewing party for the Democratic National Convention at my place. I watched with my friends President Obama make his now famous speech and afterwards I turned to my friends and said he’s going to be our next president. They left, I’m not used to my friends laughing at me when I’m making a serious remark.

Can Mayor Pete be the first yay person in the White House? I’m not sure but we need to give him a chance by putting him on the stageof the democratic debates and let him show how good he is to the rest of the country.

By the way I just got his email regarding his campaign fundraising totals. His average donation was $27.01. A penny more than Bernie Sanders.

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I recorded this on my phone from my TV screen. It’s from the CNN Town Hall meeting with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Pelosi Closes Pence’s House Office Space – NPR

#PenceKnew

If one could smell corruption, the EPA wood turn the White House and its grounds into a Superfund Site. Superfund sites are designated when an area needs to be cleaned up with Federal money by the EPA

Mike Pence is not a decent guy. Sorry Vice President Biden.

Good for Nancy and her know prisoners taken way of running the House of Representatives. The Republicans have treated Congress like The waterboy for the executive branch and those days are over or until the Republicans take the house.

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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan gave Vice President Pence office space on the first floor of the Capitol in 2017, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reassigned the space. Pence’s nameplate was removed from above the door recently.

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Roseanne Barr blames ABC firing on Michelle Obama – Yahoo News

Bill Maher said of his friend Roseanne Barr there are Mental health problems with her. Blaming others for your own failure is not a mental issue it’s a weakness in character. She got fired from her show because she opened her mouth and let her bigoted opinions come out.

She and Trump agree he’s a stable genius. although watching his actions of late and his inability to speak common words start making us wonder whether or not there is a mental health issue with him as well.

Trump, there is no audit of your IRS tax returns.

Bernie Sanders your taxes are not trapped in TurboTax and your wife knows the password.

Roseanne Barr you got fired because of your own deeds.

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Comedian Roseanne Barr sent Twitter into a frenzy, after she posted a photo of her bloody and swollen face on Twitter, with a caption blaming her injuries on a ‘tussle with Bill Cosby’. She later deleted a post and explained it was just a chemical peel.

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GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O’Rourke – POLITICO

Repeat after me

The GOP only win when they cheat

Can you imagine the uproar from a Liz Cheney if we try to meddle in the Republican primary process. Their heads would explode.

Basically this tells us that there are afraid of the field that the Democrats are mounting to take on Trump in 2020. I think they are feeling the fact that there’s going to be a tidal wave, a blue tsunami that will change the political landscape. That’s why you see Mitch McConnell rushing unqualified activist judges on the federal bench. he is trying to fill every vacancy that he left open during President Obama’s presidency. Shame on Mitch McConnell and the Republicans.

Better Angels, an organization I belong to, says one should listen to the other side. I’m listening and I don’t like what I’m hearing.

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Senior GOP officials are warning that the president’s popularity has taken a hit in Texas, and a Beto O’Rourke nomination in 2020 could put the state in play for the first time in decades. | Tom Fox-Pool/Getty Images